Rivers warns against exam malpractice, refuse on median
Rivers State Commissioner for Education, Prof. Kaniye Ebeku, has warned against examination malpractice, maintaining that anyone caught will be dealt with in line with prescribed rules and regulations governing the conduct of examinations.
Ebeku gave the warning yesterday in Port Harcourt while monitoring the 2021 West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in the state.
Ebeku said: “The reason we are here today is to ensure that exams are going on seamlessly in this state; we don’t condone malpractices and we will not allow you to cheat.”
Ebeku counselled the students against compromising their future by indulging in malpractices and noted that he was confident they were well prepared for examinations and had no reason to engage in any form of misconduct.
He said: “I know that your school is a good school and your teachers have trained you well, I know that you should have confidence in yourselves and if you have confidence in yourself that you have prepared very well, then you have no reason whatsoever to cheat.”
MEANWHILE, the Sole Administrator of Rivers State Waste Management Agency, RIWAMA, Felix Obuah, has warned against dumping of refuse on medians.
He spoke while playing host to Environmental Health Students on industrial training with the agency.
The Director of Environmental Health and Head of Operations of RIWAMA, Mrs. Helen Ohaka, led the students.
Obuah stressed that wastes should be discharged at government-approved receptacles only.
RIWAMA boss enjoined students to use the knowledge and experience gained during the period of their internship to boost environmental health consciousness and make the public benefit from their experiences by serving as representatives of the agency in preaching a clean and healthy environment.
He told them: “You owe it to the state and the society as a whole to join the agency in spreading the message of clean environment and healthy living at all times, whether at home, in offices or business places in addition to sensitising the public on all COVID-19 protocols.”